Request for Applications

Every year, the Lupus Foundation of America issues requests for applications to fund research that will expand our understanding of lupus and help develop more effective treatments.

2014 Requests for Applications (RFAs)

Note: The letter of intent and proposal deadlines for our 2014 RFAs have expired. Check back in January 2015 for our next round of RFAs.

In 2014, our national research program requested applications for the following funding opportunities:

  • Clinical and Translational Pediatric Lupus Nephritis Biomarker Panel Research (on behalf of the Michael Jon Barlin Pediatric Research Program)


Learn about other funding opportunities available through the Lupus Foundation of America National Research Program.

Online Application

Applicants are encouraged to register and complete a professional profile in proposalCENTRAL as soon as possible. Applicants should ensure that their grants and contracts office has registered their institutional, financial and signing officials with proposalCENTRAL.

The Foundation uses an electronic grants submission process. All interested grant applicants must submit their full application packages through proposalCENTRAL at the following webpage:

A proposalCENTRAL helpline is available for questions from applicants, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., EST. Customer support is available via phone at 1-800-875-2562 or by email at Paper or emailed Letters of Intent or Proposals will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Lupus Insight Prize

Note: The letter of intent and proposal deadlines for the 2013-2014 Lupus Insight Prize competition have expired. Check back in late 2014 for an announcement about the next competition. Learn more about the prize and the nomination process at